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EUGENE, Ore. – The Ducks’ standout trio of Carmela Cardama Baez, James West and Max Vollmer have earned spots on the 2019-20 Academic All-America Track & Field/Cross Country teams, as voted on by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
The three Academic All-America certificates tie the most UO honorees in one year for the program. Dating back to the 2000 season, the Ducks have had at least one Academic All-American in 20 of the past 21 years. Cardama Baez and West are on the first team while Vollmer picked up second-team accolades.
Carmela Cardama Baez (3.82/Psychology)

  • 2019-20 Academic All-America First Team
  • Six-time All-American including twice in cross country
  • 2019 NCAA Championships runner-up at 10,000 meters
  • 2020 MPSF champion (DMR/anchor) in 10:59.39, the No. 9 time in UO history
  • School-record holder at 5,000 meters (15:25.41, indoors)
  • Ranks among Oregon top 10 in 3,000 meters, 5,000 meters(o) and 10,000 meters

Max Vollmer (3.83/Business Administration)

  • 2019-20 Academic All-America Second Team
  • Two-time All-American; finished fifth (decathlon) at the 2019 NCAA Championships
  • 2019 Pac-12 champion (decathlon) with 7,964 points, the No. 6 score in UO history
  • 2020 MPSF champion (heptathlon) with 5,834 points, the No. 3 score in UO history
  • Qualified for the 2020 NCAA Indoor Championships in the heptathlon

James West (3.64/Public Administration, grad.)

  • 2019-20 Academic All-America First Team
  • Seven-time All-American including three certificates during the 2020 indoor season
  • 2020 USTFCCCA West Region Indoor Track Athlete of the Year
  • Lead-off leg of Oregon’s collegiate-record DMR (9:24.52) in January 2020
  • Ran fastest indoor 1,500m in collegiate history (3:36.93) in February 2020
  • Ranks among Oregon top 10 in 1,500 meters, mile and 3,000 meters

With Thursday’s announcement, the program now has 37 Academic All-Americans in its history with that list collecting 56 Academic All-America certificates.
All three of the Ducks’ selections also earned All-America status on the track as qualifiers for the NCAA Indoor Championships this past March. They, along with Rhesa Foster, were also academic all-district performers.
Despite cancellation of the spring schedule during COVID-19, CoSIDA continued its sponsorship of the Academic All-America awards program. This year, student-athletes were selected based on career achievement.
Full CoSIDA release: Men | Women
Vollmer is also one of six UO track and field student-athletes to be on the UO Dean’s List for the recently completed spring term. To qualify, a student must be an admitted undergraduate and complete at least 15 credits for the term with a grade-point average of at least 3.75, and at least 12 of those credits must be taken for letter grades.
2020 Spring UO Dean’s List
Jared Briere
Amanda Gehrich
Francesca Ierulli
Meagan Kiefer
Mathilde Rey
Max Vollmer
Additional academic honors include members of the Pac-12 Spring Academic Honor Roll which was announced in early June. The list featured 22 representatives from Oregon track and field. For consideration, student-athletes must have maintained a 3.3 GPA while their sport is in season and had at least one year of residence at their respective institution.
Pac-12 Spring Academic Honor Roll
Men’s track and field: Derek Akey, Travis Brewster Jr., Pierce LaCoste, Max Lydum, Max Vollmer, James West, Jack Yearian
Women’s track and field: JoJo Ananouko, Isabelle Brauer, Iman Brown, Carmela Cardama Baez, Taylor Chiotti, Brianna Duncan, Rhesa Foster, Amanda Gehrich, Ashlyn Hare, Caramia Mestler, Kiana Phelps, Weronika Pyzik, Alexis Rigmaiden, Emily Sloan, Rachel Vinjamuri
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